Bashing either political party for a Nassau assessment system that has run amok is both unfair and wrong ["Better ideas for assessment reform," Letters, Oct. 20].
Creators of our assessment system were not fortune-tellers. They had no idea that assessment protests would turn into a major industry for some in the legal profession. To investigate every grievance in depth would require more time, more county employees and more money than Nassau has -- and will ever have -- without raising taxes.
The only people who can bring meaningful change are people who care passionately about changing the system.
Howard Blankman, Port Washington
Editor's note: The writer served from 1986 to 1993 as a member of the Nassau County Board of Assessors.